If you’ve been following October Spooktacular this month, you’ll know that I’ve got a little thing for witches this year. Last year it was haunted houses. Anyway, I don’t know where the idea came from. It was one of those things that evolved slowly and I don’t know what started it all. Thank you, pregnancy brain. I was going to do this for our Dead and Breakfast Date and hang it in the window in our living room, kind of as a ‘Welcome Home’ to My Mr. Right. But the sun was super hot that day and I wasn’t sure what the heat would do to the sticky adhesive on the back of my vinyl. I really didn’t want to have to spend days and days scratching adhesive off our rented apartment windows. So, this project moved to the refrigerator.
I get some of my vinyl from local sign companies and had a roll that still had about 4 feet left on it. It was perfect for this project. I rolled it out, vinyl side down, drew a rough sketch on the backing paper and then got out my trusty little scissors and started hacking the extra away to make my little (well, not so little) witch. My roll was only 18” wide, so I had to piece the cauldron together, but everything else is one piece. The bubbles were cut from the excess scraps. I did have to cut a gap for the top piece and the bottom piece. Call me crazy, but I still intended to use our fridge. I didn’t cut any out, I just started at the top, applied the vinyl and then cut it apart when I hit the bottom of the freezer door. Then, I started right back up, just eye-balling the placement, on the top of the refrigerator door and worked my way down. It took some patience, but I love the way it turned out. And it’ll be easy to take down when Halloween is over.